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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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"Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?"--Amazon.com.



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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read." --Bustle

From the New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six--an entrancing and "wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet" (PopSugar) as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.

"Heartbreaking, yet beautiful" (Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is "Tinseltown drama at its finest" (Redbook): a mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means--and what it costs--to face the truth.



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"Addictive, dazzling and bound to leave you in tears (classic Taylor Jenkins Reid), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should be your No. 1 reading priority this summer."-- "SheKnows"

"Reid's characters will enchant readers as they travel through the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood and the truths they both must confront."-- "Real Simple"

"Taylor Jenkins Reid is the queen of queens when it comes to beach reads, and this breathtaking treat proves once again the throne is hers alone." -- "Redbook"

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is the total package: the very best of Classic Hollywood intrigue, a delicious twist, and incisive commentary on the wages of stardom, especially for women." --Anne Helen Petersen, BuzzFeed culture writer and author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has big, juicy secrets at its heart-- not just about the surprising identity of movie star Evelyn Hugo's true love, but of the lengths she has gone to protect that mysterious lover. Brimming with heartache, betrayal, and a lifetime of Hollywood gossip, this raucous novel will seduce you even as it leaves you wanting more."--Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and June

"A big, juicy read...Reid expertly captures the hothouse nature of Hollywood...the story is fresh, and the end reveal is worth the wait"-- "Historical Novel Society"

"A cinematic tale with hardscrabble roots, staggering highs and sickening lows. The novel reads like a celebrity tell-all, and this makes it delicious. But it's also got heft, because Hugo's story is one of overcoming adversity, racism and sexism to get to the top. She fails, falls, triumphs and learns difficult lessons about the things that really matter. With this riveting novel, Reid has created an exceptional character with the wherewithal to take on the patriarchy." -- "Globe and Mail"

"A glamorous romp through Hollywood in its heyday, Taylor Jenkins Reid's latest offers up several unexpected twists and a dazzling, ambitious movie star who will break your heart."--Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse

"A spellbinding novel about love, glamour and the price of fame."--Emily Giffin, New York Times bestselling author of First Comes Love

"Anyone who appreciates old Hollywood glamour will want to check this one out."-- "Today.com"

"Evelyn Hugo is a character who can demand top billing...Reid's heroine reveals her darkest secrets as if she were wiping off makeup at the end of the night--a celebration of human frailty that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all."-- "Kirkus Reviews"

"Evelyn Hugo makes Liz Taylor seem pedestrian. Taylor Jenkins Reid has drawn a rich, emotionally complex heroine who is so real that you'll forget she only lives in the pages of a book. This is an utterly compelling dance with love and tragedy, sometimes both at once; you'll laugh with Evelyn, cry with her, ache with her, and then go back to page one and do it all over again."--Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, authors of The Royal We

"In her latest mesmerizing tale, Reid transports readers back to Hollywood's heyday with a heroine in the likes of -- but more intriguing than -- Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Katherine Hepburn. Yes, Evelyn Hugo is the glamorous idol you admire, but she's also the relentless fighter you aspire to be. Her life's story is heartbreaking, yet beautiful and will keep readers captivated until the very last page."--Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly

"Jenkins has crafted another tale sure to appeal to fans of women's fiction, Susan Meissner, and Beatriz Williams."-- "Library Journal"

"Leave it to Taylor Jenkins Reid to keep readers captivated, from the first page to the last. With a parade of lovable characters and unputdownable plot, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should top every reading list this summer."-- "Working Mother"

"Reid knows how to tug at heart strings with unusual tales of finding real and lasting love...the reader [will be] captivated by old Hollywood glamour, intriguing and complex characters, and Reid's unsurpassed ability to leave her audience reaching for a hankie. An utterly unique take on what truly makes a family."-- "Booklist"

"This sweeping tale is about an aging Hollywood starlet and the rookie magazine reporter she hires to pen her breathtaking (and scandalous) life story. Trust us: You'll be swooning over the twist for months."-- "Brit & Co."

Praise for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo:

"Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017." -- "Buzzfeed"

"The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is more than escapism fiction sweeping its audience back to an era when show biz glamour danced with real-life intrigue, romantic entanglements and perceived impropriety. With memorable characters rivaling any Hollywood blockbuster, Taylor Jenkins Reid marries themes of loyalty, betrayal, friendship and love into a soaring, fast-paced and gripping performance. It leaves readers asking if they are merely role-playing with those they love or being true to an authentic self."-- "Shelf Awareness, starred review"

"[The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo] is fascinating, emotional and will be hard to put down. For fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, this is her best work yet."-- "Associated Press"

"A novel of Old Hollywood that's simultaneously gossipy and poignant. Look no further for the glamour, ambition and shocking secrets your beach-blanket sessions demand."-- "People"

"Come for the glam old Hollywood vibes; stay for a touching tale of a young reporter and a silver-screen legend."-- "Cosmopolitan"

"If you're looking for a book to take on holiday this summer, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has got all the glitz and glamour to make it a perfect beach read -- as long as you're prepared to cry off all your sunscreen, because this book gets *emotional*. Each of Evelyn's marriages comes with its own hurt and heartbreak, from infidelity and betrayal to domestic abuse. But running throughout Evelyn's tumultuous life is one great love that will leave you sobbing into the pages." -- "Bustle"

"In her mesmerizing tale, Taylor Jenkins Reid explores Hollywood's heyday with a heroine akin to Elizabeth Taylor. Movie icon Evelyn Hugo, now a recluse at 79, unfurls the story of her glamorous life and her scandalous seven marriages."-- "Us Weekly"

"The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every female reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama." -- "PopSugar"



About the Author



Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit TaylorJenkinsReid.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 400
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Language: English
Street Date: October 26, 2021
TCIN: 79297706
UPC: 9781501161933
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5355
Origin: Made in the USA
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 498 reviews
83% would recommend
103 recommendations

Trials and tribulations, inspiring.

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jgid - 9 days ago, Verified purchaser
Ms. Evelyn Hugo is certainly empowering. Her story is very touching. Overall it was an interesting page turner, although a few chapters were slightly boring. I felt a little torn with the ending. Pick the book up, it’s worth the read.
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Could not out it down!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
CM - 12 days ago
Good read! Glued to it and finished in less than 25 hours.
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nice copy

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
flowerpower - 20 days ago, Verified purchaser
I wanted to get this for someone and I'm glad I picked the book in person because some copies seem a bit battered.
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Review

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
AR - 22 days ago
Didn't live up to all the hype.
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

5 out of 5 stars
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Eo - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
Great read… I saw a lot of positive reviews about this book and had to read for myself, worthwhile read, really enjoyed it!
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loved it, i cried

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
em - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
best book i have ever read
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Wasnt Prepared

5 out of 5 stars
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SEH - 2 months ago, Verified purchaser
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I have been waiting to read this book and was so excited when it was chosen. I have read other books by TJR and loved them so much. I think what captured my attention so quickly was the way she wrote the book, the many narrators, and the essence of suspense that was underlying in the story line. I was able to insert myself in the story and really feel I was there for each marriage, each trial, tribulation, fights, makeups, and unrequited love. Through the years you experience what was truly going on back then and some of the challenges the faces of Hollywood had to conquer or simply deal with in their own way. The ending blew me away. I had to just take a moment, reread it, and just cry. There are moments of laughter, tears, and pure joy. Read this book. You won’t regret it.
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Arrived Damaged

2 out of 5 stars
Annoyed - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Haven’t gotten to read the book yet so this isn’t a review about the book just the order/delivery of the book. Received the book damaged, was giving it as a gift so didn’t want to give a damaged book. Couldn’t do an even exchange, had to go to the store and return it. Then buy it immediately for $3 more. How does that make sense?!? If it wasn’t a gift, I wouldn’t have bought one that wasn’t damaged.
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Yes! Read it!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Angelafraz - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Hands down, one of my all time favorites now
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The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo

5 out of 5 stars
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This story - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Heartbreaking!! I love it!!
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Worth your time

5 out of 5 stars
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A - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Quick, intriguing read. Not what I was expecting, but better. Would read again for fun
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Fiver star read

5 out of 5 stars
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Momlife - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
Fast read great story was beautifully executed
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Timeless classic!

5 out of 5 stars
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ks924 - 3 months ago
.If you are by chance a person who hasn’t read this experience of a book…consider this your sign from the universe to do it now. This is definitely a timeless classic read. There are so many layers to this one, & Evelyn Hugo is one heck of a main character. I admire her, but at the same time am terrified by her. This one had me gasping, shedding a few tears, & just straight up in all my feelings. And that twist…wow. Adding to my favorites. Loved it. Heartbreakingly beautiful.
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Slow till the plottwist, then could not put it down

5 out of 5 stars
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Sjf - 4 months ago
Pretty slow start, once the plot twist is revealed it is an incredible love story across many decades. I loved this book for the glimpse of history into Hollywood.
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Never has a book truly made me gasp.

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Emma T - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
When you finally find out the reason Evelyn sought out Grace, you will be feeling the exact complex emotions TJR portrayed Grace to have. You will be angry, upset, and hate Evelyn; but shortly afterwards you will love her again. I’m not sure what I was expecting in this book, but it was not what I was expecting; but that’s what made it even better. Not even having a clue on what was coming is what made it so great.
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Boring

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Jay - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I thought this was an awfully boring book. And the virtue signaling was a bit much at times.
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Missing pages

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Enri - 5 months ago
Mising pages, really didn’t expect that since I bought it on the store!!! The book itself was fine,really enjoyed reading past it!
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Sold me a used copy

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
READTHEREVIEWS - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
So mad at the fact that target sold me a used copy. Come on now. I did a pick up order.
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Great book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Dontbuy - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
This was a great book. Very easy to read and keeps your attention. For the plot twist alone, I recommend this book. You won’t regret reading this book and your mind will be blown!
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Great story!

5 out of 5 stars
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SS97 - 6 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love this book!! When I picked it up one of the Target associates told me how much she loved it also ;)
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